Thursday, October 27, 2011

When The Best Require The Finest

Potter Art Metal Studios is proud to present the metalwork
and lighting we created for the Regency Row Homes at
the Ritz Carlton in Dallas. With their stunning display of
elegance, the entrances to each of the four six million dollar
manor homes will provide a taste of the early 19th century
architecture for generations to come. 
Click here to view the entire blast.

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pine Tree Wrought Iron Gate

Seems like everyone wants an organic design for their lake house these days.  Here is a design I drew up for a 7 acre property entrance.  If you look up close, you can see that the gates will split in the middle.  The lake house is surrounded by pine trees, hence the name, PineKnot.  The columns will be forged out to look like tall pine stumps, and the  gates themselves will look like shorter branches of the trees.  We will also forge out the pine needles and a few pine cones.  The entire design will be custom forged out in wrought iron.  We will also custom design and produce the matching electric lanterns which will hang on the tree stump limbs on either side of the gate.  The final look will  be quite whimsy and artistic; very unusual, which is what we were going for.  Can't wait to see it in metal.

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Friday, October 21, 2011

Contemporary Display Shelves

Check out the custom metal/wood mix display shelving units we just fabricated for the Convention Center Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas.  Aren't they neat?  I think that Katie from Vivian | Nichols had such a great concept; they are interesting, clean, and very functional.  We made the units so that each shelf could be adjusted up or down, depending on what was placed on them.  Yet another great project for the Omni!

Custom made display shelving units for Omni Hotel Dallas.

Photo taken from the Dallas Omni website.

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wrought Iron Tree Gates

Another one of my designs we forged out right here
at Potter Art Metal Studios in Dallas, Tx.
A lot of our clients are looking for something unusual, but they have no idea where or how to get what they want.  I recently had a client who has been looking for someone to design and make a tree gate, but all she kept finding is metal shops where she'd be given a bunch of catalogs to look through and piece together what she wanted.  Almost all of the ironwork shops out there buy off the shelf materials and splice them together; this is why you can alway tell which metalwork comes right off the shelf.  We actually like to start from scratch and forge out what ever is necessary for the completion of a design, no matter how complicated.  The tree gate was actually sort of a funny story, because we just finished working on the tree gates pictured above, so she had something to look at and get inspired by right here in our showroom... on top of all the other pieces and textures we make and have in house that is.  The texture of the tree is very realistic, and hammered out by hand; makes for an impressive functional work of art.

Wrought Iron tree gate I designed for one of our clients.

We can design and forge out your custom wrought iron gates in any material, size and style.  We are located in Dallas, Texas and have clients all over the country, so installation is not a problem.  Potter Art Metal Studios is a fully functional design and custom metalwork fabricating studio.

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wrought Iron Table Designs

Ever seen a table base you liked but it was simply too small or of poor quality?  Think custom!  We can take the elements of the design which are to your liking and re-draw to suit your needs.  We can then make the piece out of wrought iron, brass, bronze, aluminium, nickel plate or what ever else you might want, and in the appropriate material sizes so that the piece is in proper proportion.  Remember, proportion can make or break your design, so lets get it right.
Here are a few ideas:

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


It's that time of the year again!  We just received our invitation for ROCKITECTURE 2011!

It's going to take place on October 26th, 6pm, at the iconic Filter Building at White Rock Lake with catered silent auction and hip tunes spun by DJ Lucy Wrubel.

The event is benefiting the Dallas Center For Architecture.  VIP's will be able to take in the sunset and toast White Rock's 100th birthday before the auction begins, regaled with tales of the lake's history told by Sally Rodriguez, author of the book, White Rock Lake - Images of America.

Thanks for the invite Brynn!
Should be really exciting!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Princi | Italia: Contemporary Ironwork

What do you think of when you hear Potter Art Metal Studios?  Most will say Old Wolrd custom metalwork.  It's a fact that we are known for the fancy and the elaborate, but we like to switch things up and get our hands into contemporary projects too.  At the end of the day, it's just metal, and the final look depends simply on what you do with it.  I happen to have an appreciation for all styles, and simply adore working on new things; it's fun to switch things up!

Our latest contemporary project? Princi | Italia (located at the NW corner Preston Road and Royal Lane in Dallas)

We worked on the iron doors, windows and the pergolas ...everything looks mighty good!  I think I'm going to stop by for a cup of coffee and a plate of something delicious tonight.

iron pergolas for Princi | Italia
custom contemporary iron doors
for Princi | Italia
custom iron doors, windows, and pergolas at Princi | Italia

written by: Izabela Wojcik

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Now that's a large chandelier!

Sparks are flying, as always, at Potter Art Metal Studios in Dallas, Texas.  We are finishing up an oversized wrought iron chandelier for Debbie Perry's, a local interior designer's residential project.  The unusual thing about this fixture is that it's a reverse-tier, which by the way is one of Richard Potter's favorite configurations.  Usually wrought iron chandeliers have a smaller tier on top and a larger one on the bottom; this one will give the room a softer feel.

The finishing touches on this fixture include custom cast brass leaves which will follow the curves of the perimeter scrolls on which matching brass bobeches will be placed.  Twenty four electrified candles will crown the fixture.  I can't wait to see it all done!

The interior designers visiting our showroom have had nothing but positive comments on the chandelier, and a few have told us that they'd love to have oversized fixtures like this one for their commercial projects such as a hotel one is working on.  We have worked on several hotels, but I think it woud awesome to do it again, especially since we have had nothing but positive experiences in the past.

We adore interesting projects!

written by: Izabela Wojcik